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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 21st Jan 2015, 17:04
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Re Chapfo

Well, did you receive an email telling you to reapply after 12 months?
I also got rejected after stage 1b; I'm not sure if there's anything wrong with my personality. But the way I thought the interivew would be was totally wrong . I pictured the whole interview 2/3 technical side and 1/3 company background and turns out that I was wrong. So right after I walked out the interview I knew I studied the wrong thing and could've done a lot better.

As for the personality test, it's about your personality, but honestly I think personality can be changed throughout your course of life and correspondingly to your life experience. So I'm guessing that they'll give you a chance to improve?
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Old 22nd Jan 2015, 15:05
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Can you tell me what to expect on the interviews please. I expect it to be mostly about the company and about yourself. Thanks
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Old 23rd Jan 2015, 00:10
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You got a long way to go, do some more reading and research.
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Old 23rd Jan 2015, 03:39
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RE: Aspira

throughout your course of life
That's what I'm referring to...
It's like at least an extra few years of one's life to change that. And that's in addition to the time and financial commitment every single time one thinks they're ready for the Personality test.

Btw, when you talked to Stage2 people during your 1a, didnt they tell you 1b interview was mostly non-tech?

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Old 23rd Jan 2015, 05:18
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Where do ab-initio cadets get the required 250 hours PIC time for their ATPLs down the road? Does Cathay have a PIC U/S program?
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Old 23rd Jan 2015, 06:37
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Re Chapfo

People that I met during my 1A were mostly doing 1A so I didn't encounter anyone doing stage 2. I did have someone that told me there would be mostly non-tech, but he did it a year ago, and the letter that I received stated that it was a "Technical and personal interview". in stage 1b...
I was thinking that the schedule of the interview might've changed so I decided to study hard on technical stuff . Also I was browsing through this thread and barely saw people post stuff about 1b until recently there was a couple of them.
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Old 23rd Jan 2015, 12:59
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Re Gonuts

Speculations. They never say what was not up to standards.

I know I passed the Raven test as it wasnt that difficult so that leaves the Interview and CPP.

If I failed the Interview, fine, since I have almost no experience for interviews. They probably got a sub-par impression of me. That is something that I can improve on. Likewise for everyone else.

Personality takes a lot of conscious effort to change and even then, changing the sub-conscious can be near impossible. Attempting every 12months I guess is worthwhile if one lives in SEA area, but is quite prohibitive for others half-way around the world.

Letting the candidate know personality was not a fit would save them the time and effort from travelling to HK annually. Maybe a few year's time instead so personality can change.
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Old 25th Jan 2015, 23:10
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Anyone have stage 1a on 9th February.... Please PM if you do
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Old 26th Jan 2015, 04:22
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Stage 2 on 4th Feb

Hi anyone else going to have Stage 2 on 4th Feb? Please PM me
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Old 26th Jan 2015, 06:13
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Greetings everyone. I've been lurking this thread for a while and finally signed up.

I am currently at work but I can't stop thinking about the exam so I have to keep this short

Has anyone use the sample test from Latest Pilot Jobs provides the latest aviation vacancies around the world.-Latest Pilot Jobs-Latest Pilot Jobs
I would really appreciate some feedback on how useful their questions are and when did you use them?

I think I am more worried about the aptitude test than the technical knowledge test. I did search about it on this thread but I want to hear some recent response on whether studying the JKI booklet would be suffice for passing the technical test (I have absolutely no flying knowledge with a degree in economic which I know is irrelevant)

Btw anyone scheduled for the 1A test on feb 9?

Again many thanks in advance!
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Old 26th Jan 2015, 09:42
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Greetings

Greetings everyone. This is my first post on this forum. Pleased to meet you all

I am wondering if anyone has tried this site recently.

Cathay Pacific Pilot Interview and Assessment-Latest Pilot Jobs-Latest Pilot Jobs

How useful is it. I read some of the sample technical question on the page. They seems much more in depth thAn the content on the JKI booklet.

Would you guys think the technical or compass part would be more difficult for me?

Sorry forgot to recap. I will be writing the initial A test and I have absolutely zero knowledge in aviation. I have a degree in economics (does not relate to aviation in anyway). I've always wanted to pursuit a career in aviation but did not seem feasible until recently.

Btw anyone writing the initial A on feb 9?

Many thanks in advance. I greatly appreciate your input.
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Old 26th Jan 2015, 09:42
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Just wondering people who had 1a recently, how long does it take to have the invitation for 1b? I know cx will let the fail candidates know rather quickly
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Old 26th Jan 2015, 12:28
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From the email i got for 1a, it says the date for 1b.
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Old 26th Jan 2015, 23:54
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dont bother to ask who will have 1a/1b with you.

for those who are going to have 1a or 1b
i will rather suggest you to save the time and study more as you are actually doing everything yourself during these two stages....

its ok if you want to study together but from my experiences most ppl asking to meet up to prepare their 1a or 1b.....disappear right after the interviews....

their hr ppl interview way so many candidates than you can imagine and if you are just try to pass the test with throwing all the info into your brain right before the interview....you will probably receive the decline email as soon as you leave the cx building...
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Old 27th Jan 2015, 02:09
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5th feb

Anyone having stage 2 on the 5th of feb?

Plz pm

Cheers guys

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Old 27th Jan 2015, 07:18
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For international applicants, (contact address is out of hk) they will probably send you a rough schedule for the whole interview progress, but don't be too rely on that.
I just had my 1a last Thursday and just got the invitation for 1b in feb, so it took them sometime to arrange this time.

One thing I'm sure is, they let failed candidates know fairly quickly
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Old 27th Jan 2015, 11:58
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Hi Johnson, congrats on passing 1A.

Any pointers you can give since you are the most recent one who passed it.
Does the JKI fully cover the technical test?

Im more worried about the compass test which involves some math and psychics right? i am quite rusty on those, do they expect u to memorize any formula if so which ones?
Any question u rmb from the compass test?

And how long did it take them to inform u of the 1B in feb.

Sorry for all the questions and thx in advance.
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Old 27th Jan 2015, 23:54
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Stage 2 on the 3rd of February and medical on the 5th February

Hi people, I've been lurking on this site for quite a while now, I've PM 2 people already about the above topic of having my stage 2 on that date but still awaiting reply. Thanks guys. PM me if you have the same dates for stage 2.
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Old 28th Jan 2015, 04:32
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well mate, don't worry too much about the compass of cathay, I don't think there are too many people failing the compass. Math were easy, any necessary formula or unit conversion unit would be provided, just rmb the formula for ohm's law :P during the math section in compass, finish the first few questions a bit faster as those appear later in the sequence would be a bit more demanding but wouldnt be too difficult.

For JKI, the booklet itself should be able to get you a pass, if you have studied thoroughly. what i mean by thoroughly is to memorise any bits and bobs in the booklet. Global Meteorology is the topic which you want to dig a bit deeper than JKI. And if you are engineering major or have been preparing this interview for quite sometimes, you will find that quite a few pieces of information inside the booklet are actually contradictory to some of the textbooks out there, but those ambiguous theories won't be tested.

My advice is, read and memorise all of the content in JKI and study a bit for company background, then you should be through for 1a, and as soon as you have finished 1a, you should be preparing for 1b
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Old 28th Jan 2015, 09:38
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Thanks for your input man.

Regarding the compass test you said the formulas are provided?
Any triggernometry stuff (the soa coh toa lol) in there?

You mentioned that some content on the JKi are contradictary from other content. I think I might have a problem Cuz I find the JKI kind of difficult to understand so I googled many of the topics myself. Will that throw me off completely?

Any recommendation on how to prep for the compass?

Good luck on 1b buddy
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